For analysis gen~ examples (like gen~.centroid), it would be nice to output floats, but it doesn't appear possible to do that. Correct me if I'm wrong.
If it doesn't, that brings me to something else that's always confused me: the hit going from msp to max. Number~ is slow and has update limitations, and snapshot is also pretty slow. I realize that sampling rates, I/O vector sizes, and signal vector sizes all have an effect. The actual centroid~ object can take in signal and output float very well, shouldn't gen~ be able to?
This is something that has puzzled me for a while, and I appreciate any clarification on it.